47 – Prezi

A drop of 28 places this year – to the lowest position it has had on the list 

Prezi is seen as an alternative to PowerPoint in that it supports the creation of non-linear presentations.

Website: prezi.com
Cost: Free and premium versions
Availability: Online

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 50
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 34
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 30

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 19    2017: 19    2016: 14    2015: 11    2014: 13    2013: 15
2012: 14    2011: 7     2010: 12     2009: 28     2008: –     2007: –

Comments from some who selected Prezi as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

“This presentation tool keeps speeches flowing at a good rate. It is a time saver for the audience.” Online education technologist, Canada

“Great interactive presentation tool that brings the slides to life” L&D Manager, UK

Previous comments

“cool and visually appealing way to make a presentation” Waleed Totari, USA

“dynamic, easy to build a creative content..all is in one-stop-shop” Tunde Kallai, Switzerland

” looks very nice and is sort of easy to use. Sometimes a little bit limited.” Consultant, Netherlands

“for really slick presentations that work” e-learning developer, UK, 2016

“started using it again this year to share messaging where the templates/zooming helps.” Ian Gardner,  L&D Manager, UK, 2016

“The best tool to make presentations” Jarvey Gonzalez Romero, Trainer/Instructor, Colombia, 2016

“A real alternative to PowerPoint. Gives presentations a whole new dimension, and because it’s online, not beholden to Microsoft!” Steve Adams, Trainer/Instructor, UK, 2016

“Makes you think differently.” Niels Johansen, HR, Denmark, 2016

“I love it — but I’ve had troubles with people who don’t, so I’m considering shifting back to using Microsoft Powerpoint (version 2016 with Mix) or perhaps using Microsoft SWAY?” Ulrik Gerdes, University/College Teacher, Denmark, 2016

“to deliver presentations, course summaries and course content to provide visual breakdown of proposed website” Lynnette Kissoon, Canada, 2016

“Prezi has become my defacto presentation medium for projects that do not absolutely require a boring PowerPoint presentation. The movement and uniqueness of this application creates an interactive and engaging experience.” Rob Wiltbank, 2014

“helps me think much more deeply about a subject” Mike Collins, 2014
“an eyecatching way of making presentations” John Wishart, 2014
“makes presenting so much more interesting!” Justine Poldevin, 2014
“provides something other than a PowerPoint when I’m weary of creating 5 of them in a row” Jamie Seger 2014

“I use in all my subjects and my language teaching/learning classes for presentations in the classroom (teacher’s and students’) and for collaborative on-line work” 2013
“cool way to layout or map ideas on multiple levels”  Danny Ortegon 2013
“great free presentation tool” 2013
“pretty presentations; lack of Voicethread integration frustrating”  Lyra Hilliard 2013

Pre-2013 comments

“nice for presentations, dynamic”. Maria de los Angeles Castro

“great new way to catch attention” Martin Schlichte

“Online zooming presentation tool – like a mindmap but with almost infinite zooming and paths. I’ve been using this since Beta release and really rate it. My only gripe is the bloated files it produces. Would love to use this as navigation for an elearning course or as the front end to an LMS” Rob Hubbard

“This should be the death of PowerPoint in my opinion. Not that PP is a terrible tool, but the way it inherently asks you to make a presentation (with bullets in a linear fashion) is just plain wrong in my opinion. Prezi is much better to give users a non-linear presentation which networks your concepts together. Plus it looks great and embodies what a great SaaS experience should be – innovative and truly adding value to the process.” Ben Betts